According to a recent report by SportBILD, Manchester United are ready to make another attempt to land Borussia Dortmund wide player Jadon Sancho after having their first bid declined for the player this summer. The same source has also stated that the German outfit are refusing to lower their massive £109m asking price which could be a huge stumbling block for the Red Devils during the summer transfer window.
Sancho’s Spectacular Season At Dortmund
The 20-year-old has enjoyed another incredible campaign at Signal Iduna Park and has successfully established himself as one of the most dangerous wingers in the Bundesliga. He had registered 20 goals and 20 assists in 44 appearances for the German club last season in all competitions which highlight just how devastating he can be in the final third.
Sancho deserves a lot of credit for finding a run of consistency with his performances as one of the chief playmakers of Lucian Favre’s attack. He has averaged 1.8 shots, 2.1 key passes and 2.5 dribbles per game in the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League. The English speedster has also been excellent with his ball-distribution after completing 85.1% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).
The London-born starlet has also secured 11 senior caps for the English national team, scoring a couple of goals for his country in the process. As long as Sancho can stay injury-free in the upcoming campaign, he will be a nailed-on starter for Gareth Southgate’s senior side when the UEFA European Championship finals kick off next summer.
What Are The England International’s Best Attributes?
Sancho can use his electric pace and agility to glide past the opposition defenders with ease out on the wide areas. He is proficient at getting to the byline and delivering some inviting crosses into the opposition penalty box. The English prospect has proven himself to be an unforgiving finisher in the attacking third and even possesses the vision to pick out a killer pass going forward. However, there are some slight doubts on whether he would be able to handle the physical nature of Premier League football week in week out.
Will Sancho Be A Dream Signing For Solskjaer?
Sancho’s pace, creativity and goal-threat make him a dream signing for the Red Devils ahead of the new season. He will not only bring plenty of goals and assists to the Theatre of Dreams but also enhance the overall quality of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first-team squad.
Furthermore, the Dortmund attacker will be a significant upgrade over Daniel James, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata at Old Trafford next season. Sancho could potentially form one of the most feared attacking partnerships in English football if he decides to link up with the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood at the north-west of England this summer.
Signing the English whizkid will go a long way in helping Man United bridge the gap to Liverpool and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table in the upcoming campaign. Hence, Solskjaer should consider breaking the bank to secure Sancho’s services in this off-season.